The Florentine Cenacles
In Florence there is a singular visit path little known but of great cultural interest: the Cenacles, rich in frescoes and monumental tables with the theme of the Last Supper.
The works are kept in the place for which they were designed and commissioned between the 14th and 16th centuries.
An itinerary that opens with Taddeo Gaddi in Santa Croce circa 1340 and continues with Orcagna, Andrea del Castagno, Ghirlandaio, Perugino, Franciabigio until reaching the 16th century mature with Andrea del Sarto and Alessandro Allori, who will close the route with the Carmine Cenacle (1582).
ENACULUS OF SAN SALVI
In the ancient refectory of the Vallombrosana abbey on the Florentine outskirts, Andrea del Sarto frescoed the veristic Ultima Cena, his most spectacular masterpiece, one of the most beautiful paintings in the universe (begun in 1519 and finished in 1527).
UPPER ROOM OF THE SOCK
The convent where Franciabigio frescoed the entire back wall with the Last Supper (1514) was called of St. John at the Gate of St. Pier Gattolino, then derived its current name from the hood of the Ingesuate monks.
Cenacle of Foligno: in the refectory of the former convent of the Franciscan tertiary services of St. Onofrio, called fuligno, Perugino painted the Last Supper (c. 1495) characterized by the bright Umbrian background, while the figures appear from school.
CENACLE OF ST. MARK
Domenico Ghirlandaio's fresco depicting the Last Supper (c. 1482) decorates the small refectory of the Dominican convent of San Marco.
CENACLE OF ALL-SIZING
In the head of the large refectory of the convent of Ognissanti is depicted the Last Supper by Domenico Ghirlandaio (1480), and the synopia is also visible.
CENACLE OF S. CROCE
The Last Supper by Taddeo Gaddi (c. 1340) with the Albero della Croce and other scenes on it, fresco. Formerly attributed to Giotto, it is perhaps the first great representation of the 'Cena' in Florence.
UPPER ROOM OF HOLY SPIRIT
Fragment of the Last Supper (below the scene of the Crucifixion) by Andrea Orcagna (c. 1370), fresco.
UPPER ROOM OF SANTA APOLLONIA
The Last Supper (before 1450), dominated by the Crucifixion, Deposition and Resurrection, is andrea del Castagno's fresco masterpiece.